Thompson’s products are sold only through our inside sales representatives, and through approved international distributor groups to hospitals outside the USA. We do not sell our product online.
If you find a “Thompson Retractor” for sale online, be warned that it is NOT a genuine Thompson. Several counterfeit Thompson systems, or systems using the Thompson name, are being sold by counterfeit companies. We have been told by hospitals that these counterfeit systems fall apart after one to two uses, threads strip, and parts gall. These products bear many similarities to Thompson Retractor products, making some of them very hard to distinguish externally from authentic Thompson Retractors. In addition, sellers of these products unrightfully copy Thompson’s photos, illustrations, and marketing, making it that much harder to tell the difference. Please call us at 1-800-227-7543 or send us an email if you have any questions.